PRESS RELEASE: ICPC commits to combat human trafficking in Canada

A FIRST NATION-WIDE TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION COMPETITION TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN CANADA IS LAUNCHED

ICPC, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Fundación Pasos Libres and IBM, are proud to announce the launch of "DataJam Against Exploitation", the country's first of its kind online innovation competition aimed at developing technological solutions to identify and combat human trafficking in Canada, particularly among youth as well as Indigenous and LGBTQI+ communities. This competition is funded by the Government of Canada.

Read the press release: Press release (April 2021)

 

Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Due to the global situation related to COVID-19 and other related factors, the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, scheduled to be held in Kyoto, Japan, April 20-27, 2020, has been postponed to March 7-12, 2021.

In its resolution 72/192, the General Assembly decided that the following issues would be considered in workshops:

(a) Evidence-based crime prevention: statistics, indicators and evaluation in support of successful practices

(b) Reducing reoffending: identifying risks and developing solutions

(c) Education and youth engagement as key to making societies resilient to crime

(d) Current crime trends, recent developments and emerging solutions, in particular new technologies as means and tools to combat crime

ICPC, which is part of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme network, contributed remotely to the preparation and organization of Workshop 1: Evidence-based crime prevention: statistics, indicators and evaluation in support of successful practices as part of a segment on comprehensive strategies for crime prevention towards social and economic development. This two-day workshop will enable participants to become more familiar with different approaches and best practices in evaluation, indicator production and statistical data collection to support evidence-based crime prevention.

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